South High School

South High School serves 1,927 students in grades 9 - 12.
The student:teacher ratio of 26:1 is higher than the CA average of 25:1.
Minority enrollment is 93% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 75%.
South High School operates within the Kern Union High School District.

School Overview

The student population of 1927 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 75 teachers has declined by 27% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 1,927 students
South High School Total Students (1987-2014)
Gender % South High School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers 75 teachers
South High School Total Teachers (1989-2014)
Students by Grade South High School Student By Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 26:1 has increased from 21:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.39 is less than the state average of 0.42. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (CA) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 26:1 25:1
South High School Student Teacher Ratio (1987-2014)
Asian
4%
11%
South High School Asian Students (1989-2013)
Hispanic
77%
53%
South High School Black Students (1989-2013)
Black
12%
6%
South High School Black Students (1989-2013)
White
7%
25%
South High School White Students (1989-2013)
Diversity Score
The chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body.
0.39 0.42
South High School Diversity Score (1987-2014)
Eligible for Free Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
74%
49%
South High School Eligible for Free Lunch (1993-2014)
Eligible for Reduced
Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
10%
9%
South High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (1999-2014)

District Comparison

Kern Union High School District's student population of 37,100 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The revenue/student of $10,751 is higher than the state average of $10,238. The district revenue/student has stayed relatively flat over four years.
The district's spending/student of $10,440 is less than the state average of $10,739. The district spending/student has declined by 7% over four years.
School District Name Kern Union High School District
Number of Schools
Managed
25
4
Number of Students Managed 37,100 1,757
Kern Union High School District Students Managed (1989-2014)
Graduation Rate n/a 83%
Kern Union High School District Graduation Rate (2003-2005)
District Total Revenue $408 MM $17 MM
Kern Union High School District District Total Revenue (1992-2014)
District Spending $396 MM $18 MM
Kern Union High School District District Spending (1992-2014)
District Revenue / Student $10,751 $10,238
Kern Union High School District District Revenue / Student (1990-2014)
District Spending / Student $10,440 $10,739
Kern Union High School District District Spending / Student (1990-2014)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2014 (latest year available) NCES, CA Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school is Tierra Del Sol Continuation High School (2.3 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Greenfield Middle School (1 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Plantation Elementary School (0.4 miles away)
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